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Caught on camera: Couple breaks into community center

Caught on camera: Couple breaks into community center


ANNOUNCER: YOU ARE WATCHING KOIN 6 NEWS AT 10:00. WE DO SO MUCH FOR THE COMMUNITY. WE JUST WONDER WHY SOMEONE WOULD DO THAT TO US. JEFF: A COUPLE BREAKS INTO A COMMUNITY CENTER IN NORTHWEST PORTLAND, AND IT’S ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA. THIS IS KOIN 6 NEWS AT 10:00, I’M JEFF GIANOLA. JENNIFER: AND I’M JENNIFER HOFF. THE PAIR SPENT MORE THAN TWO HOURS OVER THE WEEKEND SCAVENGING THE WHOLE PLACE. JEFF: VELENA JONES IS LIVE THERE. THIS FOOTAGE GIVES A PRETTY GOOD LOOK AT THE TWO. REPORTER: THAT VIDEO GIVES AN UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL LOOK AT THAT COUPLE WHO PORTLAND POLICE ARE NOW LOOKING FOR. THE COMMUNITY CENTER THINKS THE COUPLE WERE ON A DATE. IT SEEMED LIKE THEY WERE USING THEIR CELL PHONES TO SCOPE THE PLACE OUT. TIM KRISTIN KNOWS JUST HOW HARD IT IS TO TRY TO GET INTO THE DOORS OF THE LINNTON COMMUNITY CENTER. THEY USED A SCREWDRIVER TO GET INSIDE THE MECHANISM. REPORTER: THE CENTER THAT IS THE HOME OF A PRESCHOOL, BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS, AND PARTNERSHIP WITH THE OREGON FOOD BANK IS KEPT UNDER HIGH SURVEILLANCE BUT SECURITY VIDEO FROM OVER THE WEEKEND SHOWS A COUPLE BREAKING IN. SHE WAS WEARING HIS HAT AND SHE WAS LIKE OH, YOU KNOW THIS IS SO CUTE AND FUN THEY WERE BOTH SMOKING THEIR CIGARETTES WHILE THEY WERE TRYING TO DO THIS. REPORTER: KATE HORAN TEACHES AT THE SCHOOL. SHE SAYS THE COUPLE LOOKED LIKE THEY WERE ON A DATE. THEY USED A CODE FORMALLY GIVEN TO PEOPLE IN NEED TO USE SPARE SHOWERS TO GET INTO PART OF THE BUILDING AND THEN TO GAIN MORE ACCESS. WHEN THEY COULD NOT GET IN DOWNSTAIRS, HE WENT INTO HIS TOOLBOX AND HE GOT A SCREWDRIVER AND THEN HE TOOK APART THE METAL THAT HOLDS THE DOOR. REPORTER: YOU CAN SEE THE MAN GAIN ENTRY AS THE WOMAN SMILES AND WATCHES. WHEN THEY GET IN HORAN SAYS THEY SMASHED A PRINTER, TOOK A GENERATOR, BUT BYPASSED ALL THEIR EXPENSIVE ELECTRONICS. THAT IS JUST VERY PECULIAR. WE ARE A NONPROFIT COMMUNITY CENTER. IT IS NOT LIKE WE GET A LOT OF MONEY. THE MONEY THAT WE DO GET, IT GOES TO THE PEOPLE THAT WE ARE HELPING FOR OREGON FOOD BANK OR THE KIDS. REPORTER: CAUGHT ON CAMERA, HORAN KNOWS WHAT THE THIEVES LOOK LIKE. SHE SAYS IF THEY EVER MEET FACE TO FACE THIS IS WHAT SHE WOULD ASK. WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT TO A COMMUNITY CENTER WHEN WE ARE JUST TRYING TO HELP PEOPLE? WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT TO THE KIDS, WHEN YOU ARE TAKING THINGS THAT THEY NEED? THE COUPLE DID NOT GET AWAY WITH MORE. THEY SAY THE BREAK-IN HAS CAUSED A SENSE OF FEAR IN A PLACE THAT SHOULD BE A SAFE PLACE FOR CHILDREN IN THE COMMUNITY. IF ANYONE HAS INFORMATION, THEY SHOULD CONTACT PPV. JEFF: THAT VIDEO GIVES US A GOOD LOOK AT THEIR FACES. THANK YOU.

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  1. Trump ordered them to do it.

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